PSWP change no help to students waiting for visa decisions

On February 12, Canada announced it would permit international students to complete 100% of their studies online to still be eligible for a PSWP. All the time spent studying online outside of Canada between spring 2020 and December 31, 2021 will count towards the length of the permit, the government said. Time spent studying outside Canada after December […]

Visa delays risking mental health of int’l students

Students told The PIE that they were taking medication for depression, with one student saying that they are suicidal.  “Students have been taking antidepressants” Some have been waiting for their visas to be processed since March 2020, and say they have had no...

Dubai to attract intl students with new visa options, intl campuses

The UAE has taken steps over the last few years to extend duration of stay and flexibility in certain categories despite having long had a reputation for a strict immigration and visa system. Eligibility for golden visas was extended in late 2020. Previously available...

judge throws out Trump H-1B visa rule changes

The H-1B visa allows US companies to employ graduate level workers in specialty occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise in specialised fields such as IT, finance, accounting, architecture, engineering, mathematics, science, medicine.  “It was...

Visa processing quicker than gov estimates for some countries

After speaking with a number of embassies and agents, Languages Canada found that students from some countries – including Japan, Vietnam, Korea, China and in Western Europe – are having their study permits approved quicker than expected.  “We have inside information...